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A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
A.G. Jeff Sessions' letters to Congress outline the convoluted reasoning the DoJ is using to refuse to defend a legal assault on 3 key provisions of the ACA.
The Republicans rushed the vote on the AHCA through without waiting for the results of a rescoring of the amended version. Then they partied. Think they are sorry now?
Cancer is policy agnostic—it doesn't wait while policymakers and legislators debate how best to reform the U.S. healthcare system. Whatever direction reform takes, it must put patients first.
Potential repeal of the ACA introduces uncertainty about future revenues that should be factored into decisions about acquiring a new EHR.
A family doc writes: If every patient had access to a family doctor, we could reduce costs, increase quality, and provide value-based care to all. We must make primary care the foundation of our healthcare system.
If you are thinking about applying for a value-based incentive program, you will want to ask yourself some key questions first.
Simply purchasing a population health management (PHM) solution doesn’t check the box for success. The shift from volume to value requires a new way of working and thinking.
Premiums in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces are expected to rise going forward. Product changes, such as more cost-sharing & narrow networks, can be anticipated.
While it’s hard to dispute the benefits of insurance for all, to be affordable, we must first address the drivers behind the high cost of health care.
Healthcare costs resumed their inexorable rise in 2014, after flat growth for the preceding four years. ACA expansion is the primary driver.
Al Lewis, co-Author of Cracking Health Costs, suggests removing the ACA provision that makes annual checkups automatically immune from deductibles and copays - read this to learn why.
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